Events & Rentals

With ten unique spaces, FST has something for every event and individual.

Large or small, casual or corporate - FST offers a central downtown location, perfect for any meeting, presentation, banquet or class. FST is located near I-75, the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport and U.S. 41.

  • Accommodations for 10 to over 200.
  • Convenient location and ample free parking.
  • Perfect for training seminars, retreats, banquets, awards luncheons & meetings.
  • House Steward provided at no additional charge.
  • Bar Service Available at no additional charge in all theatre & dining spaces (FST maintains proceeds).
  • Catering services through our restaurant available upon consultation.
  • Technical staff available for audio-visual starting at $35 per hour.
  • Plus, everything you would expect from Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre.

For more information on special events & availability contact Franki Arroyo, Events Coordinator, here or by calling 941.366.9017 x378.


Keating Theatre   |   seats 173
Goldstein Cabaret   |   seats 100
John C. Court Cabaret   |   seats 100
Bowne's Lab Theatre   |   seats 100
Gompertz Theatre   |   seats 237
The Green Room Café   |   seats 45
Bea Friedman Room   |   seats 30

The Studio Spaces
Studio A   |   seats 25
Studio B   |   seats 10
Studio C   |   seats 45


Theatre Venue Rental (4 hour block)
Keating Theatre   |   $800.00
Goldstein Cabaret   |   $600.00
John C. Court Cabaret   |   $600.00
Bowne's Lab Theatre   |   $600.00
Gompertz Theatre   |   $1000.00
*Note – Evenings & weekends pending availability based on performance schedule 

The Green Room Café   |   Bea Friedman Room   |    $150.00/hr
(2 hour minimum)

Studio Rentals   |   $45/hr ($90.00 minimum)

Rental Policies

Tours & Walk-Throughs   |   Available by appointment
Discounts   |   Nonprofit organizations receive a 20% discount off of the base rental fee by providing 501(C)(3) verification.
Liability Insurance required for all rentals
Rental Conditions & Guidelines

For more information regarding availability, tours and booking, contact Franki Arroyo at 941.366.9017 ext 378 or by email at [email protected].